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Banks selected for Passante di Mestre bond financing

State-owned highways manager ANAS has selected one of two competing groups of banks to arrange the €800 million ($1.1 billion) bond financing for the Passante di Mestre toll road in Italy's Veneto region

Lancashire and London Pensions Partnership appoints chairman

Michael O’Higgins is to chair the Lancashire and London Pensions Partnership (LLPP), a £10 billion ($15 billion) venture which is due to start investing in infrastructure in the UK next year

USS agrees to buy 100% of UK’s Moto

UK-based pension fund manager Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has agreed to acquire 100% of the share capital of the motorway service area operator Moto Group

India approves port PPP

India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the procurement of three berths at Paradip port on a PPP basis

Kuwait to tender transport PPPs in 2016

The Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) is readying the public private partnership (PPP) tenders for the Kuwait metro and the national rail road system in early 2016

3i Infrastructure makes three senior appointments

3i Infrastructure has appointed a new partner, a chief financial officer and a strategy director, hired from Antin Infrastructure, Legal & General and PwC

Invepar completes sale of shares in GRUPar

Invepar has concluded the sale of 10% of the shares in Aeroporto de Guarulhos Participações (GRUPar), to Airports Company South Africa (ACSA)

Uganda holds investor conference for Kampala-Jinja PPP

The Ugandan government has held an investor conference for its prospective Kampala-Jinja toll road PPP, attracting equity and debt investors from across the world

Dubai’s RTA considers PPP for Route 2020

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is considering using a public private partnership (PPP) model for the Route 2020 project, a 15km extension of the Dubai Metro

EXCLUSIVE Adviser mandated for French airport sales

The French Agence des Participations de l’Etat has mandated a legal adviser for the privatisations of stakes up to 60% in both Nice Cote d’Azur Airport and Lyon Airport

John Laing to widen Essex road PFI

John Laing is due to widen part of its A130 road in Essex, for which it holds a 30-year PFI concession up to 2030

AMP Capital hires from OTPP

AMP Capital has appointed David Kenny as investment director within its Infrastructure Equity Australia & New Zealand Funds team

Market sounding begins for KL-Singapore high-speed rail

Malaysia’s Land Public Transport Commission and Singapore’s Land Transport Authority have issued a call for request for information on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail project

EXCLUSIVE GACA to announce Taif Airport bidders

The list of bidders prequalified for the Taif Airport tender in Saudi Arabia are due to be announced in the coming weeks, a source has told IJGlobal

Mexico closes revolver for new international airport NAICM

The Mexican government, through Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de Mexico (GACM), has closed a $3 billion revolving credit facility for the construction of Mexico City's new international airport, NAICM

Infrastructure Victoria hires ex-Macquarie banker

Jim Miller, previously an executive director at Macquarie Capital, has been appointed to head up Infrastructure Victoria, the state’s independent infrastructure body

Itinere plans bond issue for toll road portfolio

Enaitinere, a holding company for Itinere's five mature Spanish toll roads, is planning a €1.1 billion ($1.2 billion) bond and loan refinancing

IIC appoints new general manager

The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) has appointed international development banker James P. Scriven as its new general manager

Responses in for Virginia Interstate 66 widening

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has received qualification statements from groups for the $2.1 billion Interstate 66 expansion project

Infrastructure to be exempt from OECD corporate tax reforms

The OECD’s plans announced for new corporate tax rules allow countries to offer an exemption for “public benefit projects”, an important reassurance for infrastructure financing

California receives 35 responses for high-speed rail

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has received 35 responses to an expressions of interest (EOI) for delivering the initial operating segment for its planned high speed rail project

Trafigura draws down on Magdalena river vessels debt

Impala Terminals, a Trafigura subsidiary, has made first draw on a $350 million asset-backed term loan to refinance the purchase of vessels that will belong to a major logistics project along the Magdalena river in Colombia